Europe Funds Autonomous Self-Learning Humanoid Robots

New details about the EU-funded AMARSi project, which includes a quadruped robot named “Cheetah” and a toddler-like robot named iCub as part of a project to build self-learning robots that can move like a human!

The new open source robot platform will enable bots to dynamically rewire their circuits to process new knowledge using dynamic neural networks, learning from motion feedback the way humans and animal do to integrate complicated motions and skills simultaneously.

“The idea here is that the Cheetah bot will be able to play an open-ended ball game with a human – something quite simple for a Little Leaguer, but quite a complex task for a bot attempting to track the location of a ball in 3D space.”